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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Jamaica

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Jamaica

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Jamaica

You may have questions. We’re here to answer them. Below, you’ll learn all the extra stuff you should probably know before putting together an independent contractor agreement for Jamaica.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Jamaica?

An independent contractor agreement is simply a contract between you and a contractor. They typically record the important details of your partnership like the scope of work, deadlines, and compensation. They are also important for ensuring that the nature of your business relationship is consistent with the legal criteria for independent contractors.

Jamaican courts have historically used several criteria to determine whether an independent contractor has been correctly classified. These include the degree of control the hiring party has over the contractor’s work process, the freedom of the contractor to hire additional help, the possible financial risk the contractor has incurred, and which party provides the supplies to complete the contract. A written agreement between you and a contractor might address these criteria to help protect your company from employee misclassification risk down the road.

So is an independent contractor agreement really necessary? Definitely. Written agreements hold you and a contractor legally accountable to each other, giving you both legal protection if there is a dispute. In the end, it’s always safest to have the terms of your business relationship written and signed by both parties.

What do contractor agreements in Jamaica typically need to have?

Every contractor agreement in Honduras (and, the rest of the world) can be broken up into two parts:

  • Contract-specific variables: This includes things like scope of work, rate, and deadline. They’re the project-specific variables that you’ll include with each contract, and are totally dependent on what type of work you’re hiring a contractor to do.
  • Everything else: Besides things like scope and deadline, every independent contractor agreement in Jamaica should follow a similar structure. If you want to grab your own contract with a compliant structure for Jamaica, sign up to Thera
What makes contractors different from employees in Jamaica?

Companies usually find that hiring contractors is faster, cheaper, and easier than hiring an employee. It’s important to get the full picture of the differences between employees and contractors, though, before you move forward with an agreement.

Here are a few of the key things that make contractors different from employees in Jamaica:

  • Contractors can set their own schedules
  • Contractors can work with their own software and tools
  • Contractors may subcontract their work
  • Contractors can work for other clients
  • Contractors rarely receive benefits, like health insurance*

Working independently gives contractors more freedom than being employed by a single company. They get to pursue projects that align with their interests while remaining legally self-employed. This is great for businesses too, because they get to work with talented professionals who share their vision. In general, this arrangement can be a win-win for everyone involved.

*With Thera, you can get your contractors access to sign up for premium global health insurance, from SafetyWing, at a 50% discount.

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